Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php .
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
The Biotechnology postgraduate suite has been designed to build the intellectual and practical capacity of a traditional three/four year biotechnology, science or equivalent degree graduate who aspires to a career in the emerging biotechnology, bioscience or nanoscience field.
Students are required to complete 12 credit points of study consisting of 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units. Included in the list of electives is the option to complete a 2 credit point Professional Practice Project (SBB708) or a 4 credit point Industry-Based Project (SBB710).
Students are required to complete 8 credit points of core units followed by 4 credit points of elective units.
SBB701 Foundations of Biotechnology
SBB702 Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Genomics
SBB703 Agricultural Biotechnology
SBB704 Cellular Biology and Immunology
SBB705 Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
SBB706 Frontier Techniques in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
SBB707 Bio-Ethics, Bio-Regulatory and Biotechnology Management
SEN704 Principles of Bioprocessing
SBB708 Professional Practice Project (2cps)
AND 2 approved level 7 elective units^
Four approved Level 7 elective units^
SBB710 Industry Project
Level 7 elective units
SBB711 Drug Design and Delivery
SEN703 Applications of Bioprocessing *
SEB711 Developing and Managing Innovation
SEB712 Managing Complex Projects
SEB722 Commercialisation Project
SEN700 Research Methodology
* SEN703 not offered in 2009, offered in 2010
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide
Admission requirements - specific
Applicants will normally have successfully completed an accredited undergraduate program comprising at least three years of study in Science (or equivalent)
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.